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1 Jan 2021

Full-Time Vehicle and Equipment Technologist

BC Hydro –  British Columbia, Canada

Job Description

We’re BC Hydro and we have a big job to do. Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential. We’re investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We’re upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities. We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We’ve been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. It’s our vision to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.


Prepares complete design packages including specifications and sketches covering minimum and preferred details of trucks and equipment involving: a) determining users’ specific operating conditions and requirements for vehicles and equipment by reviewing budget submissions, conducting field visits and by verbal or written communications; b) studying manufacturer’s manuals and selecting appropriate components; c) recommending inclusion or elimination of available options; d) utilizing existing specifications where possible, adapting existing designs as necessary or designing an item to meet users’ needs and discussing design changes with manufacturers’ representatives; e) using appropriate formulas to perform design calculations and to calculate various aspects of vehicle and equipment performance. * Investigates vehicle and equipment operational problems and works with the manufacturer and with field personnel to develop solutions; maintains performance information. * Decides when repair or replacement of vehicles or equipment is appropriate by reviewing files and printouts giving history of repairs, etc., Hydro mechanics’ reports of vehicle or equipment condition and examining the unit; supplies users with temporary replacements from the fleet where possible and reviews rental agreements to ensure that rental is necessary and that users’ needs cannot be met by the fleet; recommends sale or retention as a spare. * Visits manufacturers’ and installers’ plants/shops to: a) assess their potential ability to perform the work required; b) conduct preproduction meetings to clarify requirements; c) inspect work in progress and assess any deviations from design or specifications; d) assist in resolving problems such as work scheduling or obtaining parts; e) review current status of production. * Assembles data for the capital budget by projecting fleet requirements involving: a) analyzing various computer printouts and vehicle performance information to determine number of units which will need to be replaced; b) discussing users’ needs with field personnel; c) calculating

Page 2 of 2BCH-T-0603-201229E1 – Vehicle and Equipment TechnologistNB 51010603 – NC 51010604financial feasibility of replacing units and preparing a summary sheet outlining the costs. * Reviews tender requirements with suppliers. Analyzes tenders for purchase or modification of vehicles or equipment, recommends which proposal to accept; provides justification for recommending non low bid tenders. Obtains clarification of bid details from suppliers as necessary. Qualifications:* Graduation from BCIT with a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology (Design Option) or equivalent. Successful candidate will normally have a minimum of 36 months experience as a Vehicle Services Design Drafter or equivalent. Satisfactory performance on this job requires approximately 36 months to acquire additional knowledge/skills necessary to perform the full scope of the job.



This position is affiliated with the Movement of United Professionals union (MoveUP/COPE). This is a Full Time Temporary assignment with an anticipated duration of one year. Experience in large complex fleet environment and building vehicle specifications, project management, quality control, or engineering an asset Please be advised that this role has been assessed as safety sensitive and pre-qualification alcohol and drug testing will be required as a pre-condition to employment.We’re always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It’s an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Our values guide our work. Want to join us? We are safe. We are here for our customers. We are one team. We act with integrity. We respect our province. We are forward thinking. BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.HOW TO APPLYDon’t forget to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and copies of your certifications. If applicable, include your Trades Qualification. This will ensure we have all the necessary information to assess your application without any delays.Click on the Apply button in order to complete the steps to apply for this job



Job Categories: Technician & Skilled Trades. Job Types: Full-Time.

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